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Rust Never Sleeps

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

1979

Rust Never Sleeps

Album Summary

Rust Never Sleeps is an album with both studio and live tracks by Canadian American singer-songwriter Neil Young and American band Crazy Horse. It was released on June 22, 1979, by Reprise Records. Most of the album was recorded live, then overdubbed in the studio, while others originated in the studio. Young used the phrase "rust never sleeps" as a concept for his tour with Crazy Horse to avoid artistic complacency and try more progressive, theatrical approaches to performing live.

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Rating

3.5

Votes

4209

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Singer Songwriter
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Rust Never Sleeps continues to be a gem of an album, shining brightly for all to see how multi-faceted and lyrically expansive he can Crazy Horse can be. I am grateful to have seen them together at UIC years ago, and to see Neil solo a couple of times as well. Mr. Young goes down as one my fav artists of all time. At least one of his records should have been in our stereo console, but somehow my parents missed him along the way. Maybe a little too punk? Can't imagine them catching Sedan Delivery on this album and knowing what to do with it back then :)

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“Rust Never Sleeps” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1979) I’m a big fan of Neil Young, but, interestingly, I’ve never listened to this album, primarily because when I was compiling my Neil Young collection in the late 1990s, I generally stayed away from live albums altogether. So this will be a serious listen with fresh ears. If you’re not already a fan of Neil Young, this album is probably not for you. I would suggest “After the Gold Rush” (1970), “Harvest” (1972), “Harvest Moon” (1992), and “Prairie Wind” (2005) instead. “Rust Never Sleeps” is a reminder that if you fail to pay attention to the encroachment of old age, decay will catch up with you. Neil Young was 33 years old when this album was released. Ha. Now he’s 75 and still rocking (and not in a chair). He’s neither burning out nor fading away. The songs on “Rust Never Sleeps” are ‘sandwiched’ between two versions of the same melody and lyrical theme (the acoustic “My My, Hey Hey” and the electric “Hey Hey, My My”). Message: Rock ‘n Roll endures (even if it’s purveyors don’t). Musically, the live acoustic tracks on “Side One” are quintessential Neil Young, whose acoustic guitar style is characterized by carrying melodies on the lower strings, with the higher strings provide color and chord structure. The electric tracks of “Side 2”, performed with Crazy Horse, haven’t aged well. Ironic, isn’t it? Young’s voice is not very good, especially live, but like Dylan and others, he puts his limited vocal talent to effective use in expressing his poetry. And his poetry is usually very good. The overall effect is like sitting around the campfire listening to a good friend do what he can with voice, guitar, and songs that are important to him. In a September 1980 Playboy interview, a famous rock star was asked, “What do you think of Neil Young’s line ‘It’s better to burn out than fade away”? His answer: “I hate it. It's better to fade away like an old soldier [ref. General Douglas MacArthur’s farewell speech to the U.S. Congress in 1951] than to burn out. If he was talking about burning out like Sid Vicious, forget it. I don't appreciate the worship of dead Sid Vicious or of dead James Dean or dead John Wayne. It's the same thing. Making Sid Vicious a hero, Jim Morrison—it's garbage to me.” That rock star was John Lennon, who was gunned down three months later. Young’s original 1979 lyric was part of a reflection on the rise of Johnny Rotten, with an oblique reference to the 1977 death of Elvis Presley. In April, 1994, Curt Cobain concluded his suicide note with “It’s better to burn out than fade away”. One lesson here is that lyrics can have a life (or death) of their own. They can transcend the expressive experience of the writer. Whether the sentiment of this line conforms with reality or not, it evokes serious consideration in an existential crisis. With songs of protest against injustice that would sound clunky to PETA (“Pocahontas”) and feminists (“Welfare Mothers”), Young seems to be departing that genre for the rock of the aged. On “Rust Never Sleeps”, he hasn’t yet arrived. A little disappointing, by still a good Neil Young album. 3/5

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3.7 - Impressive as a live recording. The sound mix and quality of performances make it sound like a proper studio album. Lead guitar parts come through powerfully with screaming distortion that gives a paranoid edge to some of the arrangements, especially on "Hey Hey..." Despite the myriad strengths, I think this album is better for diehard fans. Admittedly, I'm not familiar with most of the songs here, and some of them I didn't like on first listen (e.g. "Welfare Mothers", "Sedan Delivery"). Maybe this was one of the SEVEN Neil Young albums that could've been left off this list??

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Back when I was in college, there was this dude who would come into the bar I worked at on a Friday night and play fucking 10 Neil Young songs in a row. He would also hit on girls by doing magic tricks. I remember how angry I got every time he made me listen to an hour of Neil Young because I was just trying to have a good time, and he fucking made me listen to this sad, soppy fuck who writes nothing but songs that sound indistinguishable from each other and never seemed to enjoy a happy moment in his entire like. Fuck that guy, and fuck Neil Young. 2/5

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5

One of best rock albums.... EVER. A genius at his prime

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5

Obviously

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5

Totally captivated by the 1st half of this album- there's a rough, raw, nostalgic simplicity here, and I can smell the emotion.

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5

Obra maestra absoluta y disco capital de la historia de la música. Reivindicación total de que el rock daba para más en plena época post punk y New Wave. La mitad acústica emociona y la eléctrica lo revienta todo. Grandes canciones. Maravilloso.

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5

Neil Young. Unique voice, fantastic guitarist (good grief, am I ever so sick of decades of "he's not a great technical guitarist, blah blah blah" -- heaven forbid an artist play the instrument differently), and incredible writer who never stops creating and experimenting. One of a kind. Love him.

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5

"It's better to burn out than to fade way" is one of the opening lines of this album, and also its thesis. Side A is Young mourning everything - the death of Elvis, his separation from CSN, his feeling that punk rock was overtaking rock n roll - and it's all set to that familiar acoustic and harmonica set. For Side B, he invites Crazy Horse to join him, and it's almost as if he's trying to burn away the rust. There's a symmetry to this thing, almost a chiastic structure. The first and last tracks are the most obvious pieces of evidence for this, but there are other parallels (Pocahontas and Welfare Mothers, for example). The tight structure and evocative imagery is impressive enough, but hey, it also sounds great. What an album. Best track: My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

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5

In which Neil reinvents himself as a punk (which doesn't take much beyond fuzz and volume--he's always been an irascible chap) while slipping in the most lyrical songs of his career. "Welfare mothers make better lovers" and "I searched out my companions / Who were lost in crystal canyons / When the aimless blade of science / Slashed the pearly gates" on the same album, with full commitment to the attitude of both? Masterpiece.

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5

Not my favorite Neil Young album, but fuck Joe Rogan.

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This is a darn good album. I really don’t think I’ve listened to the acoustic side previously Of course I know My My Hey Hey but don’t think I had heard Thrasher before and it’s a mighty fine song. The electric side I know inside out. Powderfinger, Sedan Delivery and HHMM Pt 2 are all classics. I always thought HHMM was released a few years after the Sex Pistols‘ only album (released Q4 1977) but am surprised to find out HHMM was recorded in 1978. I can’t imagine Neil Young fans during that tour having a fucking clue who Johnny Rotten was. There are already at least 2 Neil LPs that I know I’ll be giving 5s to. This wasn’t on that list. It made a valiant effort to elbow its way on but I’m holding my ground.

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3

There are some absolute monster jams on this album. It comes right out the gate with a beast of a song (My My, Hey Hey). But it's also Neil Young so there's a lot of whiney navel-gazing and jingle-jangle acoustic guitar which isn't my favorite. The second half of the album is better IMO. It's the "electric" side of the album (remember when albums had 'sides'?) and it has a lot more guts. While the first half is clearly influenced by country music, the second has more of a proto-punk feel that I'm into. Paticularly "Sedan Delivery" is an unsung deep cut for ol' Neil and is so DAMN good this 'Bama boy can almost forgive him for "puttin' her down" because of this one track.

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3

Alors que cet album démarrait sur les chapeaux de roues, avec un Neil Young extrêmement touchant, nous transportant à l'aide de sa seule voix et de ses instruments, la suite nous a tous laissé sans voix. Mais laissez moi vous expliquer ce qu'il s'est passé. Tout d'abord, il faut savoir que cet album a été enregistré en live dans une petite salle de concert de Nashville. Cette salle de concert présente une particularité, c'est qu'elle est située en pleine campagne, loin de toute civilisation. Alors que tout le monde s'installe dans la salle, se réjouissant d'entendre Neil Young les bercer de sa voix, un homme va commettre une erreur. Cet homme, c'est l'intendant de la salle de concert de Nashville. Ce dernier avait été mis au courant: il faut absolument que tu fermes à double tour la porte menant vers l'exterieur de la salle de concert. Pourtant, équipé de son crayon à papier dissimulé derrière son oreille, il oubliera ce détail qui lui semblait futile, et laissa la porte entrouverte. Après une dizaine de minutes de concert, c'est la que le drame se produit: une horde de chevaux sauvages fit irruption sur la scène au galot, détruisant tout sur son passage. Le bruit des sabots frappant le parquet de la scène camoufle complétement la voix de Neil Young, ainsi que les différents "Huuuuuuh" jetés ici et là par ces chevaux absoluments déchaînés. C'est dans cette panique la plus totale que les 20 dernières minutes de l'enregistrement se dérouleront, laissant un arrière goût amer à cet album, qui démarrait comme expliqué de fort belle manière.

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Neil Young est quand même bien meilleur sans sa bouteille de tequila dans les parages. Les premiers sons acoustiques de Rust Never Sleeps sont tout bonnement excellents mais leur dynamique sera gâchée par l'arrivée des Crazy Horse qui passeront leur temps à hennir et déféquer sur scène. On aurait préféré une meilleure fin.

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Well I think I preferred this to previous NY and crazy horse albums but I did again find it a bit samey. Nothing stood out and just felt like tedious dad rock by the end

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5

My My Hey Hey!

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5

classic. real good vibes. on da playlist

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5

An absolute killer.

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5

Perfect.

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5

Neil is cool every now and then.

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5

I liked it very much

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5

No es mi favorito del tito pero si es top. Me gusta más su primera parte acústica con esas 3 joyas iniciales, pero la eléctrica con Sedan Delivery tampoco baja el nivel.

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5

Great

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5

Muito bom, bem melhor q o anterior. Ganhou pontos adicionais por ser um ao vivo bem executado.

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5

So schön, konnte man gut hören an einem verregneten Samstag

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5

В начале был немного скептично настроен, мол очередной батя-рок. Но альбом то отличный. Довольно оригинальный, искренний, мелодичный и местами залипательный. Места эти - первый и последний треки, но остальное вполне держит планку. Разве что Welfare Mothers не зашла. Наверное, рад, что акустическая половина альбома вышла больше, звучит удачнее. В целом звук очень располагает, партии довольно лаконичные, внятные, каждая на своём месте. Более всего внимания притягивает всё же вокал, яркий и честный, хз, чё там Нил Янг про Джонни Роттена заливает, но я ему верю. Невольно вспоминается эпитет "true", вот он здесь прям уместен. Балдёж.

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5

Absolutely magical. The opening and closing tracks in particular are mind-blowing!

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5

Very good Album

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5

Love this album. Acoustic first half and rock 2nd half. Though I would not like the rock songs but actually really enjoyed them. Must investigate Neil Young further.

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5

Great, both first and last tracks amazing.

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5

This is an excellent album, full of classic Neil Young, utilizing both the softer and grittier aspects of his sound. I think the mixture of live and studio tracks is unexpected and gives you a really full feeling of what Young was all about better than any studio album could. You can feel Young's style evolve into something edgier and rowdier as the album progresses, the stuff that made him such a touchstone for alternative musicians who would follow. Fave songs: My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue), Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black), Thrasher, Sail Away

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5

First songs were amazing. Really loved this album, Neil Young is an amazing composer, I´m really trying to going more deep into his music and discography.

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5

I like the acoustic vs electric set format, especially when applied to the bookends. I love the nod to punk and the punky feel of songs, especially Sedan Delivery, like he’s saying, I’ve been playing this stuff all along and don’t plan to slow down. I love his idea of capturing these songs live without overdubs and remixes and studio BS. I think Powederfinger is my favourite Neil Young song. I can never listen to it just once. Such heavy lyrics.

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5

Real good, yep

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5

Much, much, MUCH more of this please. Neil Young's solo stuff (at least on this list) has been a bit more hit and miss for me, but any time Crazy Horse is in the mix it is a great time. Hard to pick a favorite track.

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5

Great live album. Energetic. Hear the Godfather of Grunge.

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5

Yes. And yes again.

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5

Perfekte Mischung aus den singer Songwriting und den Grunge rock Ansätzen von Neil Young . Wahnsinnig viele wahnsinnig gute lieder

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5

"It's better to burn out than to fade away"

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5

Classic, beautiful, Neil

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5

I've seen Neil Young live a couple of times so obvs I at least appreciate his music. I've never listened to this album before though. It's great

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5

I don't typically like live albums but this one is an exception. I suppose it's technically a hybrid of live recordings and studio overdubs, which is maybe what makes the difference for me. Neil is so emotive, whether it's on a delicate ballad or a sing-along rocker. Great performances here. I find "Thrasher" to be especially moving. I consider this his last truly great 5 star album before he fell into the morass of the 80s. Like so many other musicians that came up in the 60s and 70s, he had a hard time adjusting.

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5

that was actually a really sweet, short album I really liked that, 10/10 I can usually be pretty harsh on this country stuff but it was actually done really well here great album

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5

Neil Young and the various incarnations of Crazy Horse had been playing together for more than a decade, but this is certainly one of the best expressions of the musical simpatico that these musicians have with each other. A less noisy affair than many other NY & CH efforts, it's no less powerful in the ease with which these tunes are rendered. "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" addresses the rise of punk in the late 70s, and its sound is closely associated with what most fans think of as the sound of the lineup. Ruse Never Sleeps, indeed.

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5

Amei <3 Muito gostosinho de ouvir, porém não tem mais no spotify!

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5

Countless reverent plusses in this album. I love the bookended first and last tracks, and have always like the track ‘Powderfinger’

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5

Neil Young can outwrite, outsing, outplay, outthink, outfeel anyone in my mind. This album was,is and will always be stunning. Dividing the record into half acoustic/half electric is marvellous. From "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" (repeated in an electric version at the album's end as "Hey Hey, My My [Into the Black]" with its altered lyrics, and everything in-between this is just an album of substance and the work of a man at the top of his game.

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5

Very cool old school feeling.

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5

The lyrics are very thought through, and there is a good balance between acoustic songs and ones with electric guitars.

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5

A classic rock triumph.

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5

Why did I have to like Neil Young as soon as he puts his music off Spotify (which I understand his argument but free music under a parent account is a bit hard to justify ditching). At least it's on YouTube. Feel like this album and other works of his would be perfect for my ever-growing vinyl collection. Its a pretty flawless album with Powderfinger, Sail Away, and the opening and closing tracks (variations of Hey Hey, My My) being my highlights. The only track I didn't overly like was Sedan Delivery. Also appreciate how its split with an acoustic first half and an electric second.

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5

guay

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5

One of Neil Young's top three best albums I reckon.

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5

I still think Neil Young projects may be over represented, but this definitely feels worthy, interesting live new material, change in his style, rockin and rad. Five stars easy.

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5

Haven’t listened to this in years - great revisit

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5

Peak Neil & Crazy Horse. So many classic songs on here. Powderfinger is one for the ages.

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5

Loved this. I’ve been a fan of Neil You g for a while, but I’m a bit wary of live albums as I think sometimes you just had to be there. Anyway, turns out that I’m an idiot, because this is great.

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4

nice feel, rock, oldish.

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4

A very interesting take on a live album in the fact that, while raw, it doesn't really sound like a live album. Still great rock n' roll, with a lot of fantastic distortion. Favorite tracks: "Welfare Mothers", "Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)"

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4

Very nice!

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4

Gode stille numre. Meget sing og songwriter

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4

Nostalgic feeling with elements of satisfying rock and roll.

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4

Only knew it from two songs but the whole album is indeed a good listen.

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4

What a nice surprise this was. What a great sounding album front to back.

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4

The switch to distortion and electric really holds the album together. Best song: Thrashers for acoustic and Welfare Mothers for electric Worst song: Sedan Delivery

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4

Neil Young remains the greatest person to ever hold a guitar

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4

i liked hey hey my my lotsa folk influence.. 70s.. pretty easy listening.

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4

A classic from the opening chords of hey hey my my. Especially like the electric side.

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4

It was not bad. Better than I expected

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4

Yeeeeee

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4

Aye. It’s gid.

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4

Easy listening

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4

Great! Chill album

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4

Erstes Lied gleich ausreichend für eine 4. Allein schon, weil Johnny Rotten die gleichen Initialen wie ich hat. (und wie der ehemalige Bundespräsident Johannes Rau)

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4

This. This is what I’m talking about. 39 minutes long and barely even feels it! I’m not wild about the “Welfare Mothers” tune, but I’ll be happy to listen to as much Neil as this list will give me. Shit sounds fantastic. Even the harmonica. “Park bench mutations.” Who puts those words together in a song?? Nobody else.

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4

Neil Young est un artiste exceptionnelle. 4.75 facile. J’adore. Into the blue est tellemen tune bonne toune.

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4

Disco doble en cierto sentido. La cara A es acústica (5 primeras canciones) y la B eléctrica (4 canciones). Dos versiones parecidas y enormes como son "My my, hey hey" y "Hey hey, my my". Este disco si es imprescindible para entender la música americana y rock que resurgió a partir de los 90.

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4

Already knew the album and it's a good un'

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4

Very typical Neil Young, lots of mellow strummed acoustic tunes with Neil singing, some electric songs. Classic live versions of Hey Hey My My and the reverse bookend the tracks.

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4

One of his finest albums.

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4

Maybe I'm just sleepy right now, but this album puts me at ease. Neil Young is one of the masters of singer/songwriter music and this album proves it with his delicate strumming and unique singing style (I grew to enjoy it). Production is also masterful, especially for a live album. It all sounds so clean and warm, exactly how you want Neil Young to sound. That was just side 1, of course. Side 2 woke me up as the electric guitar took over and it rules. I know Powderfinger is the darling track here, but Welfare Mothers and Sedan Delivery bring a heaviness that help cement the contract between the two sides, both being equally great in different ways. Closer to a 4.5 than a 4, truly.

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4

4/5 I liked it, nice!

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4

Really good album.

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4

Awesome album. Neil young has a very nice voice timbre, that fits this weird early-indie rock music extremely well. Many of the songs sound incredible by themselves. Also the lyrical themes are very welll thought about.

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1. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)- So THIS is where "It's better to burn out than to fade away" originated from. I suppose the song is about going down in infamy rather than being forgotten, which is very rock and roll. I like it. Nice harmonica solo in the middle. 2. Thrasher- This song is beautiful! Simple music, pretty lyrics. It's quite long but nice to listen to. 3. Ride My Llama- Love this song title. Not really sure what it means, though. I think I like the previous 2 songs a little bit better. 4. Pocahontas- Wow, not a light song at all. It kind of goes in an odd direction at the end with bringing up Marlon Brando. I like this song, though. 5. Sail Away- This one is so pretty. Very simple lyrics about sailing away with your love or someone else that's important to you. This might be my favorite song so far. Pretty harmonica and guitar part in the bridge. 6. Powderfinger- A bit more heavy than the rest of the songs on the album so far. Nice guitar solo, depressing lyrics, a good song overall! 7. Welfare Mothers- another heavier song. Not sure I like the lyrics in this one- "welfare mothers make better lovers"? May be the only song I actively dislike so far due to the lyrics. 8. Sedan Delivery- Another heavier song. Lyrics are very stream of consciousness. Not a bad song but not my favorite on the album. 9. And yet another heavier song. Interesting trajectory on this album. Same lyrics as the first song, just a heavier production. I like the more acoustic version better. Did some research on this album and realized that the heavier tracks are his collab with Crazy Horse, which makes sense, and the acoustic tracks are just him on his own. I definitely like the first half of this album better. I can absolutely see why this is so critically acclaimed. I feel that I don't have a ton of context to this album in the scope of his greater career. I love the acoustic tracks on this album.

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4

out of the blue>into the black

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I can't believe I've never listened to this album. I mean, I've known about it. I've heard Out of the Blue many times, but never listened to this whole thing. Deceivingly simple songs, here. I liked this a lot!

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haven’t listened to much Neil and haven’t heard of the other guy before. good vibe but I didn’t focus very much. will return to it soon, I think. favs: Ride My Llama, Hey Hey, My My

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4

Mostly good folky rock

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Hey hey, my my. Listening to a live album has got me thinking about how weird it is that we listen to recorded music. I have loved live music experiences where they play music that I’m really not into on my own time. There’s a different energy that I don’t think a live album really captures. I miss live music. Anyways, this is good. I actually really like Neil’s voice. It’s authentic. Favourite track: “Thrasher”

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4

great voice. love harmonica

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4

I really liked the Neil Young songs, with his simple style and good lyrics, but the Crazy Horse ones were no good

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4

Does anyone have better acoustic tone than Neil Young? Probably, but his is prettay prettay good. Fun folk rock live album. Great songwriting as always from Mr. Young.

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4

Never heard this Neil Young album before. So good.

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4

This album kicks ass.

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4

never heard Neil with crazy horse before and I dig it

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4

Simple music with some Neil Young voice and harmonica. Great live album.

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4

No Thought this was a single LP version of Live Rust which I have but it's not. Some different songs.. Still same switch from acoustic to electric.

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4

Wonderful writing and a true spirit of Americana. Like looking in a mirror and seeing America looking back at you. However, I think I prefer the acoustic songs to the electric ones.

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4

Wow forgot how excellent this album is. Side one ... the accoustic side has a poignant social conscience theme that centers on aboriginal issues. Very powerful. Side 2 is the rocking side that packs a punch that Neil Young is so adept with. Is it 5 stars? Not quite 4.5 stars ✨

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4

New songs to me, fan of Neil young though so marking up to 4

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4

I like Thrasher a lot. The acoustic side is really roomy and sounds great. The Crazy Horse side is probably the best version I have heard of Neil Young yet. Welfare Mothers is a weird song though.

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4

Neil Young is great and this album doesn't disappoint with Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the black) on it! Love the acoustic first half and electric second half. 4/5

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4

really liked the last two songs, some was little too country for me. 3.9

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4

Perfectly bookended by Hey,Hey… and My, My … Neil never fails to disappoint or astonish with his huge range and ability to change like a chameleon. Powderfinger is one of my fav Young songs with a blistering guitar. Interestingly when Neil sings country/folk and plays his harmonica I I love it. But when that Dylan guy does the same thing it drives me crazy. Go figure.

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4

Great full album listen. Out of the Blue/Into the Black as the opener and closer is great.

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4

Some of his hits I like. Kind of all ran together for me. Good not great.

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This is my first aquaintance with the music of Niel Yung and now I see why he is the king of country rock. His simple lyrics and extremely melodious sound create an image of the great america where you are just buying a one way ticket and setting off on an unforgettable trip across the country with Marlon Brando and Pocahontos. His lirics definitely switch your mood to dreamy. And the effect stays long time. I liked both parts of this album. And from the second i actually didn't expect such a hard-rock sound. Welfare mothers is a great joke. And if we take into account that this album is concert it makes us feel under the greater impression. All in all, hey hey my my rock and roll can never die. 4 cause this a little bit not my music which i listen usually. Don't think that I'll listen to it one more time

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4

Classic Young strong Album

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songs of dread, songs with tiny guitar amps running flat out, songs of longing for the good old days - classic Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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On a Neil Young trip at the moment! He seems to be one of the few artists whose live performances live up to the recorded versions.

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Seems appropriate that my first album would be by a performer from my hometown. I know he wasn't born in Winnipeg, but he spent his important early formative there. In many ways, Rust Never Sleeps is the quintessential NY record, with one side an acoustic solo set and side two an electric set with his band Crazy Horse, a classic live album. Though not my favourite Neil Young album, this is always a very satisfying listen. I personally like live albums (he's released several) so this ranks high, especially in the Neil Young catalog.

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4

Always here for some Young Neil

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4

Brilliant rock and roll album.

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4

Will definitely listen again.

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Альбом для автопутешествий

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Fave track: Thrasher

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Neil Young is one of those very few icons that has been at the top of his art form for multiple decades. On this album the melodies play a supporting role to the man and his lyrical prowess.

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4

prefer the acoustic side but pretty classic stuff

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Think I prefer some of his others - but this is fine

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Very slow and easy listening album for the first half. Pocahontas is good, really good. Powderfinger sounds good too, fairly modern, though at this point I've noticed a lot of the songs blur into one. Welfare Mother's is ok but is interesting in that it leads to a much heavier end of the album. Sedan Delivery is a fun grunge song, gets the head going haha. Super interesting that the final song is a heavy version of the first song with a flipped title. All in all a good album, not totally up my street but I like it as a nice, short, easy listen. Pocahontas is sick though.

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1. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) - 7.5/10 2. Thrasher - 9/10 ⭐️ 3. Ride My Llama - 8/10 4. Pocahontas - 6.5/10 5. Sail Away - 7/10 6. Powderfinger - 9.5/10 ⭐️ 7. Welfare Mothers - 8.5/10 ⭐️ 8. Sedan Delivery - 7/10 9. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - 9/10 ⭐️

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I knew this album better than most Neil Young albums I've had so far. My My Hey Hey and it's mirror image are obviously both great. Thrasher is one of a Neil Young classics - the airing of grievances towards former bandmates. He's so good at it you have to forgive it. Pocohontas beats Iron Maiden by about 5 years to a great song about the American Indian genocide. Sail Away is a bit dull. That said, I respect the structure of the album - side one is classic Neil Young - acoustic and plaintive. Side two is Godfather of Grunge(TM) Neil Young, crunching guitars and all. Powderfinger is very good (for some reason I always thought it'd be rubbish because of the terrible Australian band). Welfare Mothers is just okay, Sedan Delivery is brilliant, high energy stuff again. And Hey Hey My My is a classic, even if it is a leeetle bit cheesy.

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4

Tolles Album

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Heard this before and really rate it, there's not many live albums I choose to listen to. Love his guitar sound

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When it started with a live song, I expected not to like it, but I really got hooked in quickly after that. He seems so wise, and the music has a transcendent quality to it. I like how the album transitions from acoustic to electric.

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The whole time I was listening to this I was trying to remember what format I had owned it on. I don’t seem to have a physical copy any more. Either CD, or so help me, a cassette, long gone to my frequent moving nomad days. I sure as hell listened to it a lot, I still knew it pretty much word for word and note for note. One of the great concert albums to me, that convey that true sense of the live set for all that it’s half studio tracks. The “Indian” themes haven’t aged so great. Still a classic.

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Pan Young bedzie jednym z najczesciej przewijajacych sie postaci listy, bo jest to juz conajmniej szosty album na ktorym go mozna uslyszec, no i drugi w kolabie z crazy horsem, slucham pierwszy raz i wczesniej znalem jedynie openingowego traka, przez kobejnowa notke, w ktorej wykorzystal zwrot z tego kawalka, krazek z 79, ale nagrywany na przestrzeni miesiecy pomiedzy 76 a 78, specyfczny album, bo czesc kawalkow nagrywana byla podczas zwycowych wystepow, a czesc w studio, znacznie mniej jest tych studyjnych, bo tylko dwa kawalki z pierwszej strony sail away i pocahontas, kolejnym elementem wyroznijacym plyte jest styl w jakim jest utrzymana, bo stara sie on pogodzic w sobie Neila Younga harvestowego snujacego folkowe ballady na a sajdzie z przelamujacym nowe wody muzyczne b sajdem, bo po wypaleniu CSNY Young szukal inspiracji koncertujac chocby z crazy horse co slychac na drugiej elektrycznej stronie krazka, featurujacego cztery kawalki z wystepow na zywo, chociaz troche pooverdubowane, ostatnim ciekawym elementem ktory zapada w pamiec po przesluchaniu jest kompozycja otwarcia i zamkniecia, my my, hey hey i hey hey, my my, ciekawy zabieg podkreslajacy motyw przewodni plyty zawarty w tytule, czyli rust never sleeps, poza tymi utworami mocno do tej frazy odnosi sie thrasher, prawie doslownie opowiadajacy o reszcie ekipy z czasow CSNY, ale przede wszystkim o Youngu i o jego szukaniu czegos wiecej w tym co juz robi, bo najlatwiej jest odcinac kupony od tego co jest znane i lubiane, a eksperymenty w muzyce nie zawsze sluza popularnosci, jak mowi epilogowy utwor, kolejny raz sie przekonuje, ze nie samymi solowymi materialami dyskografia neilowa stoi i pozycje z crazy horsem to rowniez mocne materialy, na plejke opening i ending i jeszcze z a sajda dodam trashera i sail away, dodam jesli spotify na to pozwoli, bo w tej chwili niby album widze, ale jednak odtworzyc go sie nie da, dziwna sprawa, bo zazwyczaj zablokowanych w regionie albumow nie widac w cale lub sa niedodawalne, wiec moze to jedynie bug appki

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I'm beginning to think that Neil Young deserves to have 7 albums on this list. No, not all of them are 5's, but I have no problem with any of the Neil Young albums I've heard so far. This was one of those I was unfamiliar with (aside from My, My, Hey, Hey). And it's one of Old Neil's best. It also gives me a chance to talk about Nicolette Larson, who died much too young at the age of 45. Nicolette Larson had a huge hit with a song Neil wrote called "Lotta Love" and it's just the perfect piece of late 1970's pop. Larson provides great vocals here on "Sail Away", one of the better acoustic numbers on the album. I always thought Nicolette Larson should have a career similar to the one Linda Ronstadt had. She was clearly sought after from legends like Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Neil Young. And she's an extremely welcome presence on this album. Maybe one more song featuring her vocal stylings would push this thing into the classic 5 category.

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Not currently on Spotify. Need apple music

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This album represents another creative high point in Young's career. Possibly one of the best with the band Neil Young & Crazy Horse. (7/10) FT: Powderfinger

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Total classic. Would be a 5, but I've always HAAAAAAATED the distorted guitar tone he uses on the electric version of My, My... or Hey, Hey... Rest of the album: perfect.

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This is a great album. It is a great listen and is really enjoyable. 'My my, hey hey' is my favourite song. The only reason I didn't enjoy it was the fact that Neil Young has no albums on Spotify so I was made listen on youtube. Minor, but inconvenient nontheless.

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Excellent. I'd never heard this album. I had figured it was gonna be from the 80s but really impressed that it was 76-78. It absolutely captures the migration from acoustic to guitar based rock. Cover art: 3/5

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Ah... he's removed his music from Spotify

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Great live album. Even it if was overdubbed I enjoy the hell out of it.

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I like what Neil Young I had heard prior and aside from a few songs I didnt recognize much on this album. I liked the acoustic/electric split. There were a few songs that were just okay, but overall this was quite enjoyable. I just wish I didn't have to resort to YouTube to hear it.

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4

Great

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Rock de Neil Young. Un 4.

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4

A nice listen.

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I'm not a fan of Neil Young, but for sure this is the best album that I listened to from his work. It sounds like everyone involved really wants to be there playing those songs! Amazing!

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There is so much more to Neil than his acoustic mega hits: a massively underrated influence on garage and indie rock and a massively underrated guitar player. Great performance of songs. Could have been a bit better recorded to capture more of the band in the later tracks.

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4

Muy buen disco

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neil young pica grossa

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like Dylan everything he does is worth a listen but every few years an album really hits home, usually with crazy horse in tow. rust never sleeps shows the old hippy finding kinship with punk, though it's more television than the Ramones. one of his finest set of sings, the live recordings adding edge. grows better with age

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couldn't listen to it on Spotify but what I remember is the last great NY record until the 90s

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Have always loved this. Watched the film countless times on video. Recommend that to anybody

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Good ol' Neil

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4

First half or so = pure folksy greatness. Last few more rock driven, but still good.

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Towards the end gets almost more punk rock than expected. Can't get away from Neil's songs sounding very similar to each other. Great sound and musician but at times lacks variance for me.

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Começa bem acústico e vai evoluindo para rock n roll full power, mostra o alcance do Neil. Pena não se ouvir mais o público. Engraçado começar e acabar com a mesma música, primeiro mais slow e no fim pesadão.

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4

I genuinely enjoy this album for Neil Young’s unique voice and some really really pretty acoustic guitar playing.

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This was real nice, very enjoyable.

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Lyrically this is pretty brilliant if depressing, musically it's pretty repetitive. I think my rating would depend pretty strongly on my mood at the time. This time I enjoyed it but I can imagine turning it off pretty quick if I was in the wrong frame of mind. 3.75 stars.

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I like this album. Neil’s lyrics are simple but still colorful and thoughtful. Production feels really tight but also has a live atmosphere, love the progression of distortion as the album progresses ending with the massive blown out crescendo. Would be an awesome one to have on vinyl for me and will definitely revisit. Thrasher is a hit but some of the tracks don’t land like welfare mothers and sedan delivery, so prob a 4/5.

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I liked this album a lot! Love the harmonica in “Thrasher,” and the guitar in “Welfare Mothers.” I found the melodies overall to be really enjoyable. I thought the juxtaposition between “My My, Hey Hey” and “Hey Hey, My My” was an interesting reflection of the album as a whole - going from melodic, acoustic-style music in the beginning to more aggressive rock sounds at the end. It was a good journey.

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I liked this, cool to hear a love album from the 70s that has a rough-cut feel to it

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I enjoyed how it was recorded live and dubbed over in the studio, it gives the album a very unique feel.

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Pushing at an open door here being a huge Neil Young fan. This though is actually a decent intro for anyone interested in dipping a toe into his 70s output. Well worth a listen. 8/10.

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I definitely enjoyed this one a lot more than the previous Neil Young albums I’ve heard (the one where he’s against the tree and the beach one) First side was like perfect; reminded me of John denver at times for some reason

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Great album really enjoyed this, and the concept of it being recorded live.

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One of Neil's best. 4 stars.

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Really enjoyable. Love Neil Young and I never sleep either.

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-intro is a nice interest catcher for the rest of the album -Good chill vibes all throughout -smokin sum weed out of a truly can while listening to powder finger 🫠

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3.5! Some boring songs but Powderfinger and Hey Hey, My My are great.

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3

Pretty good. Acoustic side best side. First two and final track were favourites.

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Hyvä levy kokonaisuusja kasvoi kivasti koko ajan. Ei turhaan kehuttu

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3

Always thought Neil Young was like super annoying 80s stuff, but this was pretty cool folk stuff. Not bad.

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3

Got some Bob Dylan vibes, not a ton of variety, but a nice album.

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Is Ok Not exactly my style so far Fine, not for me

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Helppoa rokkia

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ganska bra fakitkst

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A calm and relaxed album with a good instruments and a nice flow

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Not really a huge fan of Neil Young, though I can appreciate the music and its influence. Not bad - some nice songs, but I probably won't be revisiting any time soon. (2.6)

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Started off slowly but ramped up quite unexpectedly towards the end. A pretty solid rock album.

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3

Not my fav Neil Young but still very good.

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Not my favorite Neil Young album but not bad. My my hey hey is the highlight for me

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3.4

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Nice album. His special voice makes it a nice album. And of course because it is easy listening music.

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Reaper

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It's good. But is it great? I'm not sure.

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Love a bit of Neil Young. Not sure why theres a load of live albums on this list, but I dig it. Everything broke at work so no time to review properly

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3

Fine.

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C'est gentillet un peu à part 2/3 chansons, pas mon Young favoris, surtout que je suis pas certain que ça soit un grand artiste à live ...

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On the good side of ok, though a bit whiny

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I mean... its relaxing, not sure how much I care about riding a Llama. no drums out of 5

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Chill to listen to.

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3

the neil young album to own

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3

Was ok, got a bit fed up of Neil Youngs voice after a while

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A mediocre 3/5

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Neil Young tem uma gaita mágica que transforma as musicas em musica de mendigo. As outras sao boas.

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Schön zum Nebenbeihören, kannte nur weniges - so richtige Kracher habe ich jetzt nicht gefunden. Hey hey ... bleibt bleibt im Ohr.

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Par schöne Dinger dabei, reicht aber nicht für 4.

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Country und Rockelemente. Man kann es gut hören während man aufräumt, schraubt, sortiert, plant. Geschichtenerzähler.

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Britpop goes Rock. Song2 würde bei FIFA 98 und auf den Scheunenparties totgedudelt und gefällt trotzdem irgendwie noch. Man hört die 90er aber eines der zeitloseren Rockalben der Zeit.

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ой, че-то хуй знает. с одной стороны хей хей, май май — нетленная классика, ну и например Saile Away зашла, да и Sedan Delivery прикольный панковый вайб даёт. Но типа... мех. Ещё и лайв концерт, которым, имхо, места среди величайших альбомов быть не должно (хотя здесь вроде ориджинал треки, так что ещё куда ни шло). В целом довольно дженерик кантри-рок с забавным вокалом Янга, какой-то дикой страсти не почувствовал. 6/10

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Not his best album.

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My, My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue), Powderfinger e Welfare Mothers

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Sometimes the story behind the album really elevates it: new songs recorded live with the back half of the set featuring electric guitars. Another fantastic rock album!

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Now I understand the pariodies

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Didn't think I would like this but it's actually very good.

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Not really my vibe" Welfare Mothers or Hey Hey. My My (into the black) are my favorites. Definitely gets more enjoyable as the album comes to a close

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Overall I just think this is pretty boring. Neil Young is rock royalty and I respect him but I really never find myself with any urge to listen to him or collect his albums.

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Honestly I’m having trouble enjoying this. I’m not a fan of Young’s voice. I think his storytelling is unmatched but this is first and foremost music, which the timbre of voice strongly influences. I enjoy welfare mothers, and the tracks that bookend the album. Is seems this album requires a particular state of mind

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First album of the generator. Quite a famous Neil Young album, but not one I've listened to (Harvest being my most familiar album of his), though of course I know the track "My My, Hey Hey". Thought this album quite strange, in that it jumps around in style and genre. Latter half of the album gave me a sort of glam rock vibe!

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A mixture of typical Neil Young and some heavy stuff

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Sounds different from what I remember.

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escuché un poco, quizás vuelva en otro momento, pero debo seguir

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Musically uninteresting but mostly inoffensive. His voice is rough in spots too. 5

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Overall not bad but I really, really do not get the boomer hype for Neal Young. Musically it sounded okay but was fairly monotonous, although the electric section was better. Vocals had some really rough moments, and the lyrics were really preachy and cliched 5/10

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never got the appeal of live albums, what does that add to the listening experience? Appart from that, some nice songs on here.

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not bad, not very memorable though

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Folk rock . Algunos temas interesantes.

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Tracks 2-6, not heard before but good. I love Neil Young's stuff but not sure this is the best of his albums.

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Good but slow

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Like it.

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Great start, tailed off

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quite enjoyed that and artist that likely passed me by a bit Seem to like him more the more I listen to him

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eh, was alright

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Love me some Neil Young. It's fun to hear more electric performances like this even if I prefer the more chill typical versions.

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ON WHICH a hippy sings folky songs about living in a teepee, SHREDS GUITAR LIKE A GENRE-PRESAGING MOTHERFUCKER, and pens the final line of Kurt Cobain's suicide note.

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American songwriting is hard for me to appreciate.

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Good

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Not my favourite Neil but it definitely demonstrates what a freaky guitar player he is. Loved the transition to electric in Powderfinger, absolute best song on the album as well.

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I'm slowly being turned into a Neil Young fan. At first I found his music slow/ dragged and weak instrumentally. Then I gave him a chance and loved what I heard. His live tracks have a different feel than compared to his studio stuff. "My, My, Hey, Hey is a beautiful/ captivating opening. That every track afterwards follows emotionally. Second Young album I gotten from this. And I'm afraid to say I'm sorta a fan. Reccomend it

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Pretty good. Some solid guitar

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Fairly whimsical in places and found repetitive.

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Very Niel Young. The only song which really caught my attention was the Llama one.

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Good - side 1 acoustic Neil like his classic early 70s LP's, then ROCK 9n side 2. Not as immediately loveable like Gold Rush and Harvest, but pretty good. A high 3 out of 5.

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He may be a grumpy old codger these days, but I love Neil Young's voice. For that reason, I prefer the solo acoustic Side A (where Young's voice really stands out) to the full band Crazy Horse electric Side B. The symmetry of My My, Hey, Hey and Hey, Hey, My, My bookending the album is cool. Whilst I do really like this, I wonder whether it would have been even better as two separate albums. 4/5 for Side A, 3/5 for Side B = 3.5/5 overall.

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Can an album be both good and slightly exhausting at the same time? Yes. This is how I would say this one is for me. Neil Young is one of my hero’s hero’s if that makes sense. I’ve never listened to much but I can see the influence so by proxy I dug a lot of the aesthetics in this album. Always lyrics first this one has some great songs, however it got a bit boring by mid album and I wanted to end it. I probably dig the live tracks the best.

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Incredible songwriter, but I always get hung up in his voice.

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Good, later songs great!

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7/10

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This such an easy listen. I felt like drinking an iced tea on a porch after going through the entire album. I'm kinda shocked that it took me this long to listen to this one.

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Perty good. I liked some a lot more than others

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The album starts off on a extremely good song, but can't really hold that standard for the rest of the album. Still really good though.

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Pretty OK. I can see how it was influential but a lot of the "Native American influences" don't age well.

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-My My, Hey Hey ist ein Banger -Thrasher gut aber geht nicht hart enought I think. Versucht tiefer reinzukommen vor paar Jahren. -Ride my Llama: way too good für den goofy ass namen lol

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Pretty nice album. I haven't listened to much Neil Young, and I'm starting to think his songwriting might be right up my alley. This may spark my interest in going down a Neil Young rabbit hole!

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Better than other Crazy Horse albums on this list I’ve heard. Still…

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6/10

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Groot fan van ome Neil. Niet alles is even briljant maar dit vind ik wel een toffe plaat. Zeker live klinkt het erg sterk.

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Funny title names

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Two great songs, others are quite good. 3/5

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Hmm... My My, Hey Hey is a classic. That's for sure. The rest of the songs I'm having a bit of trouble getting into. They are fine, but nothing amazing. Sedan Mothers vocals are a bit annoying though, definitely don't like that one. I just wish some of the other tracks moved me a bit more, definitely not my fav Neil Young but culturally/objectively it's a 4. But, enjoyment is a 3 so I'm gonna do with a 3.

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Great start off the bat, love the vibe! But as it gets along the same problems as early Bob Dylan or Ryan Adams are apparent. The harmonica kills my ears. But I love it non the less. Short and sweet. 4 But made me lose the game during "Sedan Delivery" So I gotta bump it down. Great song though. High 3

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Hadn’t heard it before. Starting to come round to Neil Young more over the past year or so and there’s a lot I haven’t listened to yet so I was glad to give this one a listen. Probably won’t be my favorite of his, but I liked it. Interesting the two versions of My My Hey Hey bookending the record

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Good stuff.

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Definite Neil Young sound. Quite listenable. 3*

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Starts off with an acoustic masterpiece, followed by four more decent acoustic tracks. If you're a Neil Young fan like me, you'll love it, but there's nothing outstanding here beyond lyrics that you don't already see surpassed in his other albums. These songs are the reason why I dropped from 4 to 3. I think the real highlight is the other 3 songs and the "Hey Hey My My" outro that rightfully deserves the title of "proto-grunge." I was confused in Ragged Glory why Cobain and Vedder considered Young as a huge inspiration if their albums came out before or the same time. But here it is. It's rough, raw, and distorted, taking inspiration in itself from the adjacent punk movement. There's a progression that keeps get wilder, until we reach the penultimate "Sedan Delivery" which I can't believe is a Neil Young song, reminds me of 90s acts like Primus. Absolutely love the flips between slow, melodic, almost psychedelic to the fast-pace jam. Great callback in that outro to remind where we've gone in under 40 minutes.

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Neat.

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nice to listen to but was bored by track 6. All felt same-y. First Neil Young album i've listened to so assume there must be better than this as he's meant to be a legend.

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I did enjoy this and it had some Neil Young songs that I really like on it but as we've said before I think he gets carried away in his live shows and goes over the top on what he thinks the people want

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LOVE Neil Young but this isn't an album I have loads of nostalgia for or have ever really got into loads, that meant although I listened to it twice it faded into the background a lot. It became a kind of slightly cheesy mushy mush with a lot of guitar solos. I'd love to actually see Neil Young live! I think I'd appreciate the musician-ship more and be really impressed. This album because nice background noise for me which is ok but nothing to write home about.

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I thought this was a pretty good album. 70s Neil young is always half decent. This album had some melodic rhythms and was good lyrically. Could listen to this one again. 7.4/10

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I kind of hate Live albums, this one was okay though.

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Far better than the last Neil Young & Crazy Horse album on here that was a weird grunge experiment. I like how the album comes full circle with its opening and closing songs. A bit weird in some places, but overall enjoyable.

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Never been a huge Neil Young man… this is passable… can’t say anymore than that!

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Starts out good but as the album progressed it became less typical Neil Young and also the songs got worse. Overall not a bad album but it left me a bit disappointed, especially right after listening to the Byrd's which is everything this album could and should have been

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3, it was fine

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Carino, ma niente di più

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Just droning. Maybe I'm not on enough drugs.

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Who can write something about Neil Young that hasn't been written (positive or negative and everything in-between...)... There is definitely a large handful of his songs that I enjoy, some quite a lot - is it nostalgia or do I actually love them? Hard to unravel. I'll say this - tons of people hate his voice but I think it's his primary signature and at least in non-huge doses I like it. What I DO hate is his electric guitar playing - I haven't spent the time figuring it out but he might be my most annoying lead player of all-time - any genre. Every gd solo is the same shit: frenetic coked-out endless string bends, rarely letting any notes just *be* - I hate it. Maybe a bit hypocritical because that's also a big signature of his, but it's too much. He should have let anyone else on earth play leads for him. Having said that, "Hey Hey My My" is a classic - no question. The acoustic songs here are quite nice. I think after a while he does get a little ... eh, "boring" is overused (probably by me)... there are only so many major-minor 4/4 songs you can do with this ensemble before you have to try something different, and I love when he finally does - one notable example for me is "Ride my Llama" - some very cool chord progressions in this one. I steer away from the more country-laden ones (e.g. "Sail Away") (also token "something something...great lyrics" here i guess) Overall it's a nice listen - not too long, I like the spaciousness of the acoustic live recordings, but most of the band tracks are meh. I know we have about 80 Neil Young albums to go on this list (....) - I'd personally distill this one to liking 5-6 of the 9 songs, so I'll cop out and give this a pretty strong 3 and move on. 6/10 3 stars

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i despise neil young, but i have to admit this wasn’t his WORST album. don’t get me wrong bud voice still made me angry but i’ve definitely heard worse.

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I'll allow it

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Love Neil. However, never bought an album

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Alright, liked the first half better than the second.

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Well I know it’ll probably be good music but a shame spotify can’t be used… The album starts with my my hey hey( out of the blue) it’s a well done song with good instrumentation and lyrics Just not one that hits for me on any level. Next is thrasher it’s a very solid song a little the same as the last one but it’s still okay. With Ride my lama I didn’t like the recording quality here but I thought it was fairly fun. Pocahontas is probably my favourite of the “ normal” Neil young songs on here yeah it still doesn’t strike any main chords with me but is a great display of music. Sail away ends the first half it sounds like a poorly done version of a Bob Dylan type song to be honest. I don’t know if it’s because of the help from crazy horse but the big band atmosphere works amazingly with Neil especially on the first half of that part powderfinger. Welfare mothers is loud and rocking brilliant song. The penultimate track sedan delivery is almost like Neil young does punk yeah he’s so much better when in a band. The last song hey hey my my ( into the black) is like a rockier continuation of the first song very solid. Well once he had a big band I liked it.

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Reminds me of long car trips. It is a classic, but not an amazing one

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Good album, worth another listen

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I've not really listened to much late Neil Young music (I love his early stuff) as I've always thought he'd run out of ideas by then. This kinda confirms that opinion although there are a few outstanding tracks I need to go back to. For a live album (well partly 'live' and then finished off in the studio) it's got a good feel to it and the songs are new with something to say (although a bit dated now). Overall it's a good listen for a Neil Young fan although I do think 7 albums on this chart might be a bit excessive.

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Not bad

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Mad decent

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Not on spotify.

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An interesting listen with half being acoustic and half electric. Young doesn't have the strongest voice but is a great songwriter/story teller.

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I like the sound and his vocals pair well with the instruments. His lyrics are a bit too much and he comes across as an ass hole. Not bad but I won't come back to it.

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Good album - simply accoustics. Don't fuck with it too much but hey - if you it it's pretty lit.

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Couldn’t listen on Spotify ☹️ But I bet it was good.

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ehhhhhh

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Gaat wel maar niet geweldig

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Kändes inte så speciell. Första låten var bra men resten var ganska eh

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Fav: My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

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boring as shit

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boring, too quiet, old white guy music either 1 or 2/5

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Arrepios já no começo da primeira musica, Neil Young tem algumas músicas extremamente fodas que nem essa primeira Ride my llama surpreendentemente é sobre riding llamas (alucinado no peyote) Pocahontas é aquela música super feliz que vc tá curtindo e aí se assusta quando presta atenção na letra Apesar de algumas pleasant surprises, não tem nenhum hit fodastico tirando o hey hey my my.. Lembra o estilo do cazuza depois de sair do barão vermelho talvez as letras tenham algum significado mega profundo político e histórico que eu não entendi, mas eu fico com o álbum dos best hits dele mesmo

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Neil Young has way better stuff than this.

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This album boasts one of the worst lyrics ever: "It's better to burn out 'cause rust never sleeps." Dull, dull, dull music. Arrangements consist of just strummed guitars--no art or nuance involved whatsoever. Oh, okay, now this is a little better. Ride My Llama at least has some halfway interesting rhythms and chord progressions. Actually, some of these songs aren't bad--there are some decent melodic hooks. The album actually gets better as it goes along. The first two songs were the pits. Neil Young's lead guitar playing on Powderfinger is atrocious. He's totally unconvincing as a rocker. Crazy Horse reveals itself to be a deeply mediocre backing band. 2 stars out of 5 and that's being generous.

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Not a fan.

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track 01 - went on for way too long, already had bias against this song without ever having heard the full track track 02 - really liked the guitars here, more folk-y sound track 03 - silly song, meeting a martian? really tired of neil's vocals track 04 - big yikes, same vocal pattern as usual, singing about indigenous massacres from a white person's perspective, talking about sleeping with pocahontas?!?!!!? track 05 - sorry i fell asleep track 06 - electric guitar?! i'm awake again. feeling that riff and the ooo ooooos in the background track 07 - shut the fuck uppppp

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This acoustic rock album sounded pretty generic, but it helped pass the time. Not great, but not terrible either.

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Meh, not a huge fan.

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Most of the music is sameish and Neil's voice isn't doing the music any favors

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Too whiney... and harmonicas..

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not my genre

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4/10. This sounded pretty samey, and was rather boring to boot.

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First song was good. I could do without the rest

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Old school rock somewhat country or talked vocals somewhat

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It is just alright. I did not really care for it. The songs were inconsistent in style. Remove the folk songs and it would get a higher rating.

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I object primarily to it being a live album.

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It's fine. Both Hey^2, My^2 versions and Powderfinger are good. Rest is meh. 5/10

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Liked the harmonica. Contrast between the start and end of the album was cool. Fantastic lines: I wish a was a trapper I would give thousand pelts To sleep with Pocahontas And find out how she felt In the mornin' On the fields of green In the homeland We've never seen

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11/24/2021 Today's Album: "Rust Never Sleeps" by Neil Young - I didn't really care for this album. I respect Neil Young for being one of the best folk artists of the 70s and I think the guitar work and vocals in this album are great, but after the first song, this album does very little for me to stay invested. Each song sounds like it should be covered on a muppets folk album and I get sick of the instrumentation really quickly, as the soloing instrument is ususally a harmonica and the rest of the instrumentals are so similar to each other throughout the album. The second half has more distorted guitar, but its sort of an obnoxious effect. I also just am not really into the asthetic of a country boy out on the farm and the only thing this album offers outside of that is if John Denver made an entire album that was just rocky mountain high. The only reason this album will not be receiving anything lower than the score it is getting is because I understand that this is a solid folk album and that Neil Young is a legend. It just really is not my thing, though. Score: 3/10 boring Highlights: My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue), Powderfinger, Welfare Mothers

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Ouwe zeiksnor. Sorry voor de liefhebbers.

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Genoeg nu met Neil Young!

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Voor mij niet het beste van Neil

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Fuck Neil Young. 2/5.

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Apparently I need to listen to a whole lot of Neil Young before I die. I just don't love his voice, and being live sure doesn't help. This album isn't terrible, I'm not impervious to a nice turn of phrase, but I'm quite sure I won't be going back to listen again.

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Es qué ¿por qué más y más discos de Neil Young? Este (ahora en vivo) tiene un poco de gracia por pasar por un lado acústico y luego cambiar al lado eléctrico, pero ni así es realmente emocionante. Es que la voz de Young es un castre y no puedo evitar comparar con Bob Dylan, cuyas melodías me gustan mucho más y hacen que su mala voz sea manejable.

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His voice? What?

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Oddly dull

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This seemed OK but not worth listening on YouTube. Going 2 stars, leave it on Spotify, wanker.

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1.5 bra låt, resten var trash tier.

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Not my thing

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not for me at all

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why is this album even on here all songs sound the same blah blah blah - minus all points for that Pocahontas song

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didnt listen cuz it looked boring asf

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stupid country

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SO BORING I don't understand classic rock at all

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Not for me.

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Pas fini Le combo guitare acoustique / harmonica c'est définitivement pas mon truc

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A bit boring

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Neil Young may just genuinely not be for me. So much crooning, so little interesting riffs.

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Brauche ich eigentlich gar nicht hören. Stimmt. Neil Youngs erbärmliches Gejaule ist unerträglich. Generischer Schrott.

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I just can't ever get into Neil Young's work. His voice just ruins everything.

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Great!!

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Никто не сказал, что альбом состоит из одной песни

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